Miss Katherine Else
Profiles

Miss Katherine Else

Lecturer in Social Work

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

I joined the Social Work team as a lecturer at Plymouth University in March 2021. Previous to this I worked as a social worker in front line adult social services. I am an active and passionate practice educator and teacher. My focus is on optimism and hopeful social work practice. I like to use spoken word and poetry as a medium to give people a voice and to tell the story of social work and promote the good and positive work that social workers do. 

Qualifications

MA (PGdip) Social Work

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Post Graduate certification in Practice Education

TEFL

Finalist in 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards

Professional membership

Social Work England registered Social Worker

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

My teaching interests are in Practice Placements, practice education, creative reflection on the self and social work identity and exploring what it is to 'be' a social worker in an ever changing world. 

Research

Research

Research interests

My research interests are cultural adaptability when caring for and working with older people and people living with dementia. The use of creative tools for self reflection and identity. Gender issues within social work and social work practice. 

Creative practice & artistic projects

'The Unheardbird' spoken word artist and platform.

Personal

Personal

Additional information

Finalist in the 2019 Social Worker of the Year Awards - Championing Social Work Values category.